Since it began in 1971, the Renewal Programme has worked in community development, standing alongside individuals and groups who are marginalised; our aim is to empower them by various means to take their place in society.
One of those means is our Supported Housing project, an initiative developed in conjunction with the London Borough of Newham and One-Housing Group to provide accommodation and life skills support for single homeless people over the age of 18.
Everyone that this project supports has experienced homelessness, but this can often also be alongside employment issues, mental health issues, domestic abuse, addiction, mild learning disabilities and people coming out of the criminal justice or care system.
We currently have two Supported Housing buildings, one for adults aged 18-25 and the other for adults 18 and over. Both buildings are based in Newham.
We support people to gain the professional services they need alongside day-to-day living skills via a programme of activities; we work with residents in addressing all aspects of their life from financial management, education, training, back-to-work preparation to teaching them how to cook for themselves, prioritising their health and wellbeing, relationship building and recreational activities.
The project’s mission is to equip residents with the skills and confidence needed for independent living. We work with each individual, supporting them to grow in confidence and self-belief, enabling them to transform their life.